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inchoative

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adjective in·cho·a·tive \in-ˈkō-ə-tiv\

Definition of inchoative

  1. 1 :  initial, formative <the inchoative stages>

  2. 2 :  denoting the beginning of an action, state, or occurrence —used of verbs

inchoative noun
in·cho·a·tive·ly adverb


Circa 1631

First Known Use of inchoative

circa 1631


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